National Day of Prayer event planned for West Metro

Breakfast to be held at the Medina Entertainment Center on May 3

GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN. – Psalm 33:12 says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” In that spirit, the public is invited to the 15th Annual West Metro National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 a.m. The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina, Minn.

Visit to download a registration form. Tickets are $16 if postmarked by April 20—$20 after April 20 or at the door. Make checks payable to “Calvary Lutheran Church—NDOP,” then send payment and registration to West Metro National Day of Prayer Breakfast, Attn: Pastor Carol – Calvary, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN  55427. Call Dar Sjostrom, co-chair, at 763-473-3730 with questions.

The breakfast will feature keynote speaker Lisa Barry of KTIS Christian Radio and music by Dan Adler of Heart of the City Ministries, joined by other local performers. The program will also include the Rev. Dr. Greg Pagh, who is the chairman of Bless Minnesota (, a statewide venture to adopt every street in prayer.

The Rev. Carol Skjegstad of Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, will serve as emcee, with other local clergy leading attendees in prayer:

  • Government – The Rev. Rich Dahle-Koch, Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, Plymouth.
  • Military – The Rev. Caryl Hayward, Grace Church, Eden Prairie.
  • Media – The Rev. Dr. Daniel Rakotojoelinandrasana, Antioch International Church, New Brighton.
  • Business – The Rev. Harlan Seri, Minnewashta Church, Shorewood.
  • Education – The Rev. Dan Sollie, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Deephaven.
  • Church – The Rev. Bill Goodwin, The Lighthouse Christian Church, Rosemount. 
  • Family – The Rev. Lindy Purdy, Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata.
  • Closing Prayer and Benediction – The Rev. Steve Dornbusch, Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley.

            Established by the United States Congress in 1952, the National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. Visit to learn more.